When Teams are Effective & High
the organization’s people work together like a strong spine-
every part aligned and moving in a seamless fashion.
How you recognize it:
differences in perceptions about goals, roles, and process are
shared openly, attempts are made at understanding differences
and finding common ground, adequate time and energy is spent
on how to best work together, conflict is used constructively
and as a means to achieve better decisions, and teams are
working in service to larger organizational goals.
Common Challenges to Team
• Teams that are newly formed or have added new members or
leaders often struggle with sorting out the “noise”
associated with different expectations and ideas about goals,
roles, work styles, and procedures.
• Teams that are action-oriented, but lack a greater shared
purpose are common -the result is often wasted energy, a lack
of solid results, and de-motivated talent.
• Team cultures commonly do not cultivate practices that
sustain a foundation of trust, allow for healthy use of
conflict, generate commitment, reinforce accountability, and
foster a focus on results.
How we help you meet the challenges:
Because each of the above challenges requires a different
solution or set of solutions-
1) Our first step is to work with you to identify just what
you need, what your organization is ready for, how it should
be delivered, and how you can measure its effectiveness.
2) We then get right to the solutions.
Team effectiveness work may include: group process
facilitation, assessment, training and workshops, coaching and
consulting, strategic planning, and design and implementation
of practices and processes that foster greater team alignment.
Whenever possible, we work to transfer diagnostic,
facilitative, and other teaming capabilities directly into the
team and to provide solid tools to help: identify where
alignment opportunities exist, how to de-personalize when
teams are stuck, and how to employ methods for creating
high-impact plans and commitments around teaming behavior that
can be clearly linked to business objectives.
3) Just like cars, teams will invariably need tune-ups along
the way. We help you to build regular and seamless maintenance
into your teamwork.